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by Baron Greenback
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Free coin exchange
Replies: 39
Views: 29538

Because the banks charge for change here you will often find that your local hawker food stalls will gladly exchange your change for notes as you both circumvent the bank's charges. :D Not sure they will accept 2200 dollar coins though! That must be a massive change jar you have back home SMS! :o
by Baron Greenback
Thu, 07 Jun 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: telly progs for new arrival
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

BBC prime has been a god send, although it is nothing compared to the real thing back home.

It really just has a lot of re runs, for example they show Red Dwarf, Blackadder etc, Saxondale is coming soon. So they are a few months behind to say the least. No soaps though, sorry
by Baron Greenback
Thu, 07 Jun 2007 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: telly progs for new arrival
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Only from your friendly neighborhood torrent site :wink:

So yes

Although actually there are some people who get it taped & sent over & the tapes 'do the rounds' so she will just have to make friends with like minded people
by Baron Greenback
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Naming Contest - Conference and Meeting Rooms!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5563

Thanks Kats,

Been out there.....somewhere :wink:


On ringtones - I got myself the theme tune to Danger Mouse on my phone at the moment - for obvious reasons :D
by Baron Greenback
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Naming Contest - Conference and Meeting Rooms!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5563

How about trees?

Oak, ceder, elm, redwood, pine, eucalyptus, sequoia.

Adds an international flavour & could also be seen as the "tree of knowledge" in relation to the consultancy area.

:wink:
by Baron Greenback
Tue, 30 May 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who would you like to meet?
Replies: 23
Views: 6420

I am sure if you met some of the great achievers from history it might be quite a let down. Alexander Flemming for example - only discovered penicillin as he went on holiday & left the washing up in his lab in the sink, to return 2 weeks later & find mould - hey presto penicillin. You might ...
by Baron Greenback
Tue, 30 May 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who would you like to meet?
Replies: 23
Views: 6420

I'd quite like to meet myself, I wonder if we would get on.

Probably not :(
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: is university of newcastle bachelor regconised.
Replies: 12
Views: 4008

Sorry I can't help you, I went to the old red brick University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK I guess you could try googling for a league table of universities, but my experience has been that unless your degree is from a very top uni or a very low uni most employers don't care. It is more about the s...
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: is university of newcastle bachelor regconised.
Replies: 12
Views: 4008

Depends which Newcastle you are talking about. In the UK there is the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, there is also Newcastle under Lyme (not sure if they have a uni though). Newcastle upon Tyne also has the University of Northumbria (the old poly) But there is probably a Newcastle in America/Aus...
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: For those who thought they knew EVERYthing
Replies: 18
Views: 6733

did you know mushrooms can grow through concrete (not sure of the thickness though) when a fly lands on a ceiling it touches it's front legs up to the ceiling & then flips it's body over (almost like a back flip) flies take off by launching themsleves backwards squid ink was used to sepia tone p...
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do we need money anymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Not sure but I did hear that the collective noun for a group of bankers is a munch :wink:
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do we need money anymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

would be cool to pay just by using ur fingerprints or other organs (^_^)


Wouldn't want anything like that swiped! Might end up short changed :D
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: i'd like to learn French or Spanish
Replies: 20
Views: 6128

"un char" in the Candian / Quebec French means a trolley, whereas in French "French" it means a tank, the army vehicule.... funny isn't it ?



So that is why people push their trollies aorund Carrefour like they are at war :)
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do we need money anymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Do we need money anymore?

I am talking about cash. Not the necessity for money as such, just the need for cash. I get paid for my job, my company puts the $ straight into my bank. I can then spend the money by swiping a card & tapping a pin (gotta love Nets). I can ride on public transport by topping up my EZ link card w...
by Baron Greenback
Mon, 29 May 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Advert of the year
Replies: 15
Views: 4434

Great pic Immortal :D

always glad to help, we are all newbies until someone shows us how :wink:

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